Strategic Opportunities Window

The strategic opportunity window is a funding opportunity that enables rapid reaction to ‘hot’ and emerging issues key to achieving systemic change. This strategic support is to respond flexibly to short-lived or immediate opportunities, to inform important thematic issues or emerging topics. These opportunities are either identified by potential grantees, the Steering Committee (SC), Programme Management Team (PMT), or the Funders Committee.

This window enables organisations to send unsolicited proposals to the PMT for consideration. The PMT would refer these proposals, after assessment, to the Grants Sub-Committee (GSC) for consideration and recommendation to the Steering Committee if appropriate.

The SC, PMT or Funders Committee can solicit proposals from targeted organisation to address a strategic emerging issue. The same process as above would be used to obtain a Steering Committee approval. This opportunity is open throughout the life span of the project and addresses projects with duration of no more than one year.

In September, 2017 the Steering Committee awarded one million, seven hundred and seventy-nine thousand and ninety-three Ghanaian Cedis and fifty Pesewas (GH¢ 1,779,093.50) to six (6) organisations after satisfying independent assessments, budget assessments and due diligence requirements.

Projects under the strategic opportunity window focuses on the establishment of an independent police complaints authority; Inclusion of disability issues in Ghana’s Affirmative Action Bill; Facilitating CSOs engagement with Government (the Executive, Parliament and the Judiciary); Strengthening engagements between citizens and parliament; Stopping Galamsey and Challenges of Galamsey and artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) and salt production.

Click on the list below for the full list and further details about the strategic opportunity partners.

STAR-Ghana Strategic Opportunity Partners

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